Whats the best Classical music can?
Mar 20, 2006 at 4:41 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 67

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I love listening to Classical music (matter of fact, I am listening to some "classical chillout" right now), especially the laid back, relaxing pieces. My question is, in you guys opinions, which can best reproduces classical music?

I am still waiting for my DT 880's to arrive at Sam Ash so I can pick them up and I hear they are great for classical music.

I was wondering was there any difference in SQ over different cans.
 
Mar 20, 2006 at 5:11 AM Post #3 of 67

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Hey, off-topic for a sec. Its pronounced "Grahh-doh" and not "Gray-doh" right?

I was figuring since its an italian name it would be pronounced "grah-doh".
 
Mar 20, 2006 at 5:32 AM Post #5 of 67

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There were several huge threads about this... It's an Italian last name and theoretically should be "Grah-doh", but the man himself (John Grado) says it's "Gray-doh", the Anglicized way.
 
Mar 20, 2006 at 5:38 AM Post #6 of 67

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There were several huge threads about this... It's an Italian last name and theoretically should be "Grah-doh", but the man himself (John Grado) says it's "Gray-doh", the Anglicized way.



Okay, then "Gray-doh" it is. I know a lot of Italians that do this to make it easier for people that don't understand (or do not want to) Italian grammar.

A guy I work with has the last name of "Lucia" which everyone at work pronounces "Luu-shuh". When in actuality he says its pronounced "Luu-chee-uhh".
 
Mar 20, 2006 at 5:55 AM Post #7 of 67

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HD600.

As long as its properly driven, it sounds amazing for classical, especially live stuff.
 
Mar 20, 2006 at 8:18 AM Post #9 of 67

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If it's solo violin, it's K1000

K1000 doesn't handle to rest well... but violin is K1000 territory
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Mar 20, 2006 at 8:22 AM Post #11 of 67

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I'm actually very close to purchasing a pair of these for the sole purpose of listening to classical (i.e., baroque, solo keyboard, and chamber) use; it seems they have a reputation for classical.

Or have I been misinformed?
 
Mar 20, 2006 at 8:28 AM Post #12 of 67

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Cool guys, thanx for the feedback. I listen to a lot of Brahms, Mozart, Debussey, Beethoven, Vivaldi. I don't listen to many high powered symphonies (they are too energetic for relaxing) so I usually listen to the slower, peaceful, and laid back pieces. I like the sound of calm strings and the pianos.

I guess its safe to say I made a good choice for classical with purchasing the DT 880's.
 
Mar 20, 2006 at 8:30 AM Post #13 of 67

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Quote:

Originally Posted by davidhw
I'm actually very close to purchasing a pair of these for the sole purpose of listening to classical (i.e., baroque, solo keyboard, and chamber) use; it seems they have a reputation for classical.

Or have I been misinformed?



They do have a good reputation for that use, however to be honest I think it's overstated. For the money, the HD-580 is a better choice in my book. Classical music needs, deep low fundamental bass, which as clean as it is in the K501 does not extend well enough.
 

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